There are many arguments about what truth is but there is no argument about Jesus being the Way, Truth and Life because the evidence is replete in the Scripture. But to canal mind, they believe truth is relative. Such people need our prayers for their eyes to be open s they can understand the Scripture. They boast about being free without Jesus.
But really, is anyone free without Jesus? No! Only a relationship with God through Jesus Christ breaks the yoke of sin to make anyone truly free. Has Jesus Christ set you free? The question will be adequately answered in the following major five tips what Jesus Christ is?
1. Jesus Is from Above
“…You are from below; I am from above, You are of this world; I am not of the world.” (John 8: 23, NIV)
In our contemporary time, people tend to trivialize the things Christ Jesus down to our size to make Him seem relevant, accessible and inviting. We try to describe Him within the figment of our reasoning just to create a Jesus who is our pal, our friend. But in reality, Jesus did not mince words to say He is from above. Just because He came to the world, that does not make Him our equal.
The Pharisees and many of the people, during Jesus’ time on earth, did not understand who He was, where He came from, and where He would return. Particularly, in today’s text, Jesus did not mince words to declare that He is the Son of God who came from His heavenly Father, and will certainly return to Him. As He tried to make the Pharisees understand, others believed Him.
The diverse opinions that many people have about Jesus have to do with reasoning. And by reasoning, nobody would understand in-depth spiritual truths. (1 Corinthians 2: 14). Jesus is indeed God personified and He has the power to control everything.
What is your perception of Jesus? The extent of your looseness to Him will determine your definition of who He is. Spend quality time to know Him today. You will discover that you cannot explore all the depths of Christ; your discovery may inspire you to know Him more.
2. Jesus Is Our Saviour
“By which also ye are saved if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you unless ye have believed in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15: 2 KJV)
Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world for 1 John 4: 14 says,…Father sent the son to be the Saviour of the world.” A sinless man who died for our sins that you might have eternal life according to Hebrews 4: 15 which says, “We have a high priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin.
Paul, the latest of the apostle as he referred to himself in the text read (due to his persecution of God’s church) was given the grace to see the Lord and the enablement to work harder and achieve more for the gospel of Jesus Christ than other apostles who were with Christ. Thus, there is nobody that God cannot use to propagate His gospel for His glory.
You may think your sins are too many and God cannot forgive or use you. God called Saul on his way to Damascus where he was going to continue his killing of Christians and used him to turn the world around for His glory.
In Isaiah 1: 18, the Lord said, “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool…” Heed this divine call today, come to the Lord, repent of your sins, invite Jesus into your life, accept Him as your Lord and Saviour and He will turn your life around. You will have the assurance of heaven and the joy of God will permeate your heart.
3. Jesus Is Our Hope
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.” 1 Corinthians 15: 20
Jesus Christ is the hope of every child of God for the Bible says in Colossians 1: 22, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” The death and resurrection of Jesus gave us the hope of life eternal. Apostle Paul 1 Corinthians 5: 3-7 made us know that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and was risen to life three days later and He appeared to witness before His ascension to heaven.
If Christ did not rise from death, then we will have nothing to preach about and our faith would have been in vain. This is the guarantee we have that if we die in Christ, then we shall also rise on the last day and reign with God in heaven because Jesus said in John 14: 1-3 that in His Father’s house, there are many mansions and He is going to prepare a place for us that where He is, there we may also be.
4. Jesus Is Our Victory
“But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15: 57 KJV)
The Bible abundantly made it clear to us that when the trumpet sounds, every true child of God that may still be alive will not die but change in an instant as quickly as the blinking of an eye out of the mortal body for these immortal and all the dead in Christ will be risen never to die again to fulfil the scripture which says: “Death has been swallowed up in victory; Where, O death is your sting? Where, O death is your victory?
Oh! What joy it shall be for those who are truly in Christ to finally meet the Lord in glory but it shall mark the beginning of trouble and struggle for those left behind because the anti-Christ will take over and their time of torment shall commence.
Dear brethren, this calls for a sober reflection of your stand and my stand in Christ. If the trumpet sounds now, what will it be?, the shout of victory or life of torment and possibly eternal damnation. 2 Corinthians 5: 20 says, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. (KJV)
5. Jesus Is Everything
“In that day you will say, “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted.” Isaiah 12: 1-6
Our salvation stands only in God, who gives us assured confidence, constancy and opportunity to praise Him for the same. In the face of local and foreign invaders, political instability and crises of one kind or another, Jesus is our everything. Our salvation, joy and strength lie daily in Him without which we are nothing.
Isaiah rejoiced and praised God for His promise that He shall make the exiled people return and when they return, the people shall rejoice and praise the Lord for their deliverance. Likewise, no matter the situation we find ourselves in, we should praise the Lord for His mercy endures forever. Sing the song, “All hail the power of Jesus’ name…”